The Good and Not So Good from Day 9 of 49ers Training Camp: Trey Lance Throws a Pick 6 and a TD Pass

SANTA CLARA – Here’s who stood out on Day 9 of 49ers training camp. Keep in mind, Nick Bosa did not practice.

THE GOOD

1. Free safety Jimmie Ward

Intercepted Trey Lance (more on him in a minute). It was 3rd and 9, Ward read Lance’s eyes, broke early on the pass in the flat, picked it off and returned it for a touchdown. Ward also broke up two passes during 1-on-1 drills – one while covering Jauan Jennings and one while covering Ray-Ray McCloud (more on them in a minute). Ward is the best player in an excellent 49ers secondary.

2. Quarterback Trey Lance

I bet you thought I’d put him in the not-so-good section, didn’t you? I almost did. But after he threw the pick 6, he led the offense down the field in 80 seconds and threw a 15-yard touchdown pass as time expired to win by three points. He stepped up in the pocket, bought time by rolling left, stopped, spotted Ray-Ray McCloud open in the end zone and fired a beautiful touchdown pass across the field. So Lance was clutch and he redeemed himself. On the final drive, Lance was near perfect. First, he hit George Kittle for 17 yards. Then Lance threw a pass in the flat to JaMycal Hasty, which he dropped. Then Lance scrambled for 6 yards. Then Lance hit Deebo Samuel for 6 yards on 3rd and 4. Then Lance scrambled for 7 yards. Then Lance hit Kittle for 11 yards. Then Lance hit Kittle for 3 yards. Then Lance threw the touchdown pass to McCloud. Lance obviously needs to be more consistent, but he showed the potential to be elite on that final drive. He finished practice 11 for 19 with two drops.

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